The finished product - "The 365 Jar".
With an explanation of how it works on the back.
How it works - close-up.
the three colours represent the themes that the handwritten notes will
stick to. I've known my girlfriend for 8 years now, so I have plenty to
started with an idea of an old-style US mason jar. I'm in Ireland, so
it was quite hard to get my hands on one. I finally found a place in
Dublin that sold them (masonjars.ie), and bought the largest one there -
and it was a beauty. It holds 1892ml (half a gallon), which gives you
an idea of its size - as I need it to fit the 365 handwritten notes.
230 in... and it's beginning to come together.
little work station after 230 notes written and folded. At this stage,
the wrist was starting to tire from the writing - but the Jar was
starting to take shape. I was especially pleased with how the colours
were playing off against each other. Just 135 to go!
And here it is completed... from another angle.
designed and printed a logo for the front, but the glasswork writing on
the jar protruded so far out that it was impossible to attach the
printed sticker without it creasing.
Still, the actual designs on the sides of the jar made up for it. The
explanation was all that was needed.
So, so happy with how it turned out.
The front again.
big "Ball" logo prevented me from attaching my own 'The 365 Jar' design
- but it's pretty unique and probably adds more by itself.
She was... happy.  She was ECSTATIC. There may have been tears -
although that might have been partially to do with the amount of endless
reading and unfolding she has ahead of her.